The force of RESISTANCE that envelope us individually and collectively have many different tricks up its sleeve. I mentioned in previous posts that it will use distraction to get us to forgo of activities that we know need our urgent attention. Many have been trained since early childhood that there is no real need to work hard in a sustained manner until the task at hand is completed. Many have been programmed to expect massive rewards in a relative short period of time. There is a spirit of entitlement visible everywhere. Children that leave school or university want to walk into a job where they start with a very attractive income. They immediately expect all the bells and whistles that earlier generations took years to achieve. It is the force of RESISTANCE that created the impression with today’s generation that instant gratification is within their reach. They think that you can become an overnight millionaire if you read “The Secret” book and do a few relatively simple visualisation exercises. You might be surprised what major role sex play in the methods used by the force of RESISTANCE. Sex provides a false sense of progress to those that are slaves to the force of RESISTANCE. Sex provides rapid gratification and at the same time hides serious flaws like procrastination and wishful thinking. Many RESIST the sustained effort that is needed to grow and sustain a relationship. They think that their partner is satisfied with their pathetic general commitment to the relationship because he or she participated in the act of love making. Sex provides them with a welcome escape and a feeling of worthiness while they daily struggle with the cloud of resistance that endlessly follow them around like a stray dog. Overcoming the possible RESISTANCE of a partner or someone they just met make them feel like a winner. Many get so involved looking for their next “sex” fix that they neglect their work and other obligations. Can you see what powerful role instant gratification play in the hands of the force of RESISTANCE? Sex can be a wonderful experience if both partners participate outside the boundaries of RESISTANCE. Sex will never become addictive or a source of RESISTANCE if it takes place outside the perimeters of the RESISTANCE zone. Sex is an amazing natural act when it takes place between two individuals that expect absolutely nothing from each other. Your motives are RESISTANT based if you experience a victory feeling or hollow emptiness afterwards. You are definitely in a state of RESISTANCE if you feel like you are busy making a deal with the person that you want to make love to or experience buyer’s remorse afterwards. Making love to obtain something or fulfill an obligation is nothing more than the deals made by men with prostitutes. Giving up sex to a partner becomes a powerful “control” method of those that operate from the RESISTANCE stronghold. The same holds true if you get the same feelings after you drank too much, bought stuff that you don’t really need or when you used prescription or other drugs.
The key to escape from the claws of RESISTANCE is to become aware of the many different ways that the force of RESISTANCE uses daily to retain you in a slave like not-action state. Become an observer and see if you can identify anything that keeps you in an enslaved state. There are a wide range of activities that we involve ourselves in daily that provide us with no real long-term benefits. I will continue this series tomorrow.